Gold Strat day

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Lonn, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    Picked this up this morning with a plan to scavenge the parts for other projects but of course I get it home and it’s absolutely perfect LOL. I’m not sure I can tear this one apart. Getting ready to look under the hood to see what the pick ups are because the guy couldn’t remember. Whatever they are they’re noiseless and sound awesome. All I know for sure is that it’s a parts caster because the neck is from a deluxe power Stratocaster. I’ve been wanting to put together a relic guitar and this one has just the right amount of natural relic.

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  2. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Silver Member

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    HNGD, looks sweet.

    Enjoy your time there, Goldie, however brief it may be ;)
     
  3. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster

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    You got a nugget.

    GGSday,
    Robin
     
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  4. bluejazzoid

    bluejazzoid Strats Amore Silver Member

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    Nice! Love the gold... and those are great necks!
     
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  5. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    As I suspected the body is not genuine Fender but I really like it whatever it is. Pick ups are a Texas Special in the bridge, Seymour Duncan SSL-1 in the neck and I’m not sure what the middle one is but it looks to be Fender USA. I’m really happy with this one.

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  6. Mahoot

    Mahoot Strat-Talker

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    I really like that. Enjoy it.
     
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  7. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    That's a pretty nice guitar .
     
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  8. stratobiker

    stratobiker Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow! That looks gorgeous just as it is! Congratulations! :cool:
     
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  9. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    The seller had guaranteed the body was genuine fender so I mentioned it to him and he refunded $50 through PayPal. That was nice of him to do that.
     
  10. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Buried alive in the blues Gold Supporting Member

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    I love gold Strats.
     
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  11. SAguitar

    SAguitar Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    He likes it, he says! Is that some kind of tape shim in the neck pocket?
     
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  12. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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  13. Nick-O

    Nick-O Senior Stratmaster

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    Easily my favorite color. That looks great as is. Bonus on the extra $50!
     
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  14. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Strat-Talker

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    Nice find Lonn!

    A couple of years ago, I picked up a MIM Strat at a local music store (just killing time, and decided to give it a whirl). I took it home because it had an amazing sound. To this day, I still can't figure out why it sounds so special . . . it just does.
     
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  15. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    Yes.
     
  16. Michael919

    Michael919 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Nice guitar! Big block. Callaham?

    I wouldn't want to rip that apart. It looks like it was all meant to be together.
     
  17. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    Regular Fender MIM big block. All it needs is a new pickguard and for me to get the pickup covers matching.
     
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  18. macoshark

    macoshark Senior Stratmaster

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    I like the chrome hardware on yours with the RW neck. Is the neck a regular MIM standard neck?
     
  19. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Awww.
    We're not gonna let a sleeping pup lie?
    Normally I don't like gold....
    But
    Who am I
     
  20. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    I approve of gold:

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